Orange County

On May 5 at about 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County between Vidor and Pine Forest, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee’s Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the Ray Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are the children of sheriff’s office employees and plan to attend college. The scholarship was created in memory of Capt. Tom Ray and his daughter, Blair Ray. All proceeds for this scholarship are raised by association members. Each recipient will receive $400.

The 2017 Ray Family Memorial Scholarship recipients:

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On April 21 approximately 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a one vehicle rollover crash on I-10 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred near FM 1442.

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While working a criminal interdiction assignment, on April 10 at about 12:30 a.m., Pinehurst Police Officer Kevin Norton reportedly arrested a 33-year-old woman for traffic offenses, and discovered drug parapehernalia and what appeared to be methamphetamine in her possession, reports Chief Fred Hanauer.

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TxDOT will be closing several lanes in Jefferson and Orange County this week for nighttime repairs, Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Orange County – The outside lanes of I-10 east and westbound from FM 1442 to Cow Bayou will be closed April 10 and April 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., to work on guardrail.

Orange – I-10 westbound at TX 87 will be closed nightly, 8pm-6am, April 10 through April 13 to work on the new TX 87 overpass. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road.

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A man who was arrested and found hanging in his jail cell at the Orange County Correctional Facility April 6 is recovering, reports Orange County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Sheriff Keith Merritt (seated) and deputy sheriffs with the OCSO

The news at the Orange County Commissioners Court regular meeting was that there would be no changes for certificate pay to the Orange County’s Sheriff’s Office Employees Union — for now.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Stark High School student leaders have teamed up with Orange area leadership and Southeast Texas professionals to host a toy, game, and sports equipment collection drive to benefit children associated with CASA of the Sabine Neches Region.

Collection drop boxes are located at: 

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Police report that a woman suspected of robbing Capital One Bank in Orange on May 20, 2016, is in custody after allegedly robbing another bank in Louisiana, according to a news release from the Orange Police Department. 

Captain Robery Enmon reports that a lone white female suspect robbed the Orange bank, located at 3738 N. 16th St., in 2016. OPD and the FBI conducted an investigation, but no suspect was identified at that time.

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Police in Orange have arrested a suspect in the March 8 shooting of 24-year-old Centarius Chavis, reports the Orange Police Department.

According to a news release from OPD, police arrested 23-year-old O'shaquie Foster, aka O’shanique Foster, of Orange, for aggravated assault March 9 following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

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